Minor in Craniofacial and Dental Technology by runout


									Minor in Craniofacial and Dental Technology
The School of Dentistry, the Viterbi School of Engineering department of biomedical engineering and
the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences department of biological sciences jointly offer the minor in
craniofacial and dental technology. This minor is designed to prepare engineering, pre-dental, pre-
medical and biological sciences undergraduates to enter the dental biotechnology industry as well as
to introduce them to recent innovations in craniofacial sciences and therapeutics. The coursework
introduces students to concepts in craniofacial histology and embryology, head-and-neck anatomy,
genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnology as well as applications to dental diagnostics, imaging, and
dental therapies (dental implants, restorative dentistry, craniofacial genetics).

This minor requires a minimum of 18 units unique to the minor, and a varying number of total units
beyond major requirements, depending upon the student’s major program of study and the elective(s)
chosen by the student. Please see a biomedical engineering or biological sciences or a school of
dentistry’s advisor for specific program requirements.

                                      Core required courses
Course         Title                                                                         Units
DENT 412       Fundamentals of Craniofacial and Dental Technology                                3
DHIS 310       Basic Human and Oral Histology and Embryology                                     4
BISC 325       Genetics                                                                          4
BME 410        Introduction to Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering                               3
               Pre-requisites for core required courses include BISC 120, BISC 220
               and BISC 320, as well as CHEM 105ab and CHEM 322ab.

Enroll in at least two courses from the following (not part of your major) to complete at least 16
                               units outside your home department:
BISC 410        Applications of Molecular biology to Medicine.                                    4
                Senior standing. Prerequisite: BISC 330L.
BME 416         Development and regulation of medical products                                    3
BME 404         Biomechanics.                                                                     3
                Prerequisite: PHYS 151L; MATH 245; AME 201.
BME 451         Fundamentals of Biomedical Microdevices                                           3
                Prerequisite: EE202L
BISC 330L       Biochemistry                                                                      4
                Prerequisite: BISC 320L; CHEM 322aL.
BISC 435        Advanced Biochemistry                                                             4
                Prerequisite: BISC 330L
BISC 430        Advanced Molecular Biology                                                        4
                Prerequisite: BISC 320L
BISC 406L       Biotechnology                                                                     4
                Prerequisite: BISC 320L; recommended preparation: BISC 313 or BISC
MASC 310        Materials Behavior and Processing                                                 3

Admission to the minor is restricted to students with junior standing and is limited to 25
students each year. Please complete the attached Application form and submit in DRB 140.
Minor in Craniofacial and Dental Technology

Undergraduate Application Form

Name: _________________________________                          Student ID: ______________________

E-mail: _________________________________                        Telephone: _______________________

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Major: __________________________________                        Cumulative GPA: _________________

First Semester at USC: ____________________                      Graduation Date: __________________

Describe your interest in the minor: ________________________________________________




I certify that all information on this application is accurate. I understand that acceptance to the
minor does not guarantee space in the required classes. Certain courses require pre-requisites
to be taken in sequence and I acknowledge my responsibility in selecting and registering for my

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